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• Remit to include ‘all forms of discrimination and bullying’
The independent review launched into allegations of sexism within British Cycling following the departure of Shane Sutton as technical director will be directed by a three-woman panel, chaired by the British Rowing head, Annamarie Phelps, with input from the UK Sport CEO, Liz Nichol, and the British Cycling nonexecutive director Marian Lauder CBE.
The review is expected to conclude after the Rio Olympics and its remit will include “all forms of discrimination and bullying” and “fundamental behavioural issues within the climate and culture of British Cycling’s world class programme”. The report’s key findings and recommendations will be made public by both UK Sport and British Cycling, while “ensuring confidentiality for those who have provided information” said a joint statement from the two bodies.Continue reading...
A week of crisis has left British Cycling with much to address about its alleged culture of fear, its future structure, the role of Dave Brailsford and what it means for the Rio Games
It is important to note that had the sprinter Jess Varnish not opened the floodgates a week ago, Sutton would probably still be in post. Famously, British Cycling is not a comfortable place to be as an athlete, but there is a fine line between robust coaching based on direct speaking and actual bullying based on verbal abuse and the past week has indicated that Sutton stepped over that line at times.Continue reading...
History beckons for Leicester City as they can clinch the Premier League title with victory against Manchester United. It would be a fairytale ending for Claudio Ranieri’s side who will have to cope without Jamie Vardy again after his suspension was extended. However, United will be looking to spoil the party as they have their own ambitions of securing a top-four finish. Bradley Lobo
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino extends his contract until 2021, saying the potential for the team is ‘massive’. Pochettino says he hopes Manchester United can hold Leicester City at Old Trafford on Sunday, as Spurs maintain the belief that they can win the title
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Claudio Ranieri says Leicester City’s title chance is a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity, but that next season the team will continue to fight at the top of the table. Ranieri thanked reporters at the press conference on Friday, shaking hands and joking with the crowd
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• Leicester can win league with victory at Old Trafford on Sunday
Manchester United can postpone Leicester’s party but not spoil it, according to Louis van Gaal. The Foxes travel to Old Trafford on Sunday where victory would give them a first Premier League title.
United are also desperate for three points to close the five-point gap to Arsenal and Manchester City as they chase Champions League qualification. Van Gaal’s side have finally found some consistent form, claiming victory in six of their last seven matches to keep the pressure on in the league and reach the FA Cup final. Leicester are unbeaten in nine and the United manager has no doubt that they will end up lifting the trophy, with games against Everton and Chelsea still to come.Continue reading...
Aston Villa’s relegation was the worst kept secret in football until it was mercifully confirmed a couple of weeks ago. The real sub-plot surrounding this fixture is the future of Quique Sánchez Flores. The Spaniard guided Watford to an FA Cup semi-final and they sit safely in 12th place but just two wins in their past 11 league games has seemingly brought cause for concern from the club’s owners. Bradley Lobo
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There is nothing like coming in to a home grand prix on the back of a podium from an adrenaline-fuelled race, while carrying the edge from a spat with a four-times world champion. Russia’s local hero Daniil Kvyat is riding just such a wave here.
His third place and second career podium, at the last round in China, began with a scythe up the inside of Sebastian Vettel at turn one. It was legitimate but Vettel was still fuming at the end of the race. Local fans would doubtless be delighted to see the same again on Sunday but they can expect more in the future, indeed some dare to dream of a new nation of Michael Schumachers.Continue reading...
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• Armitstead has won four of her seven races this season
For Lizzie Armitstead, this has been a heady spring, resplendent in the world champion’s rainbow stripes, and notching up a hit-rate of victories that is astonishing, taken as a proportion of races started. The Yorkshirewoman has ridden seven races this season and won four, culminating in a tight victory in one of her major career targets, the Tour of Flanders, in early April.Continue reading...
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Tottenham’s dreams of a first league title in 55 years may have already been dashed by the time they kick off at Stamford Bridge on Monday. A disappointing draw at home to West Brom put the Premier League trophy on a silver platter for Leicester. If Claudio Ranieri’s side fail to win at Old Trafford, Spurs will need to get three points at the home of the reigning champions. However, Chelsea fans and players have expressed a desire to see their London rivals fail in their title pursuit so the Blues will be fired up for this match. Bradley Lobo
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